Calgary Lab Services Collective Agreement

This would almost certainly have meant that board and bureau members would have been transferred to the General Support Services bargaining unit and would have become members of the AUPE. It may also have led the laboratories to move to the same AUPE bargaining unit. HSAA/NUPGE defended members` labour rights against AUPE`s request CLS employees made it clear, Just over a year ago, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) filed a request with the ALRB for CLS and Alberta Health Service (AHS) to become a common employer, so that all 1600 CLS employees would become AHS employees. In its decision, the Labour Board stated: „Aupe`s request for a joint employer declaration is rejected on the grounds that it has not set a valid purpose for labour relations that justifies the commission exercising its discretionary power to make the requested declaration.“ It was also said: „There is no evidence here that the so-called joint control or leadership of the CLS and AHS has undermined, or is likely to be undermined, established bargaining rights.“ HSAA/NUPGE used all the resources at its disposal to protect the interests of the members. Senior managers, the labour relations advisor, the personnel researcher, the classification analyst and the labour relations managers all worked on AlRB`s response. Special thanks are also extended to the executive of the local unit led by President Audrey McIntyre. .